Sidney Boyden, Founder Of Executive Search Firm, Dead At 93
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) _ Sidney M. Boyden, founder of a company that grew into one of the world’s biggest executive search firms, has died. He was 93.
Boyden died April 8 at his home in Plantation, Fla. The cause of death was not specified in a release issued Monday.
In 1946, Boyden founded Boyden Associates, Inc. in New York. The company, known today as Boyden, now has 46 offices in 33 countries.
″Sidney Boyden’s contributions to the field have had a lasting impact,″ said Andrew Garner, Boyden’s London-based chairman.
″He helped set the professional standards for the industry, and was one of the first to recognize that to effectively serve the business world, an executive search firms needs to be global in reach,″ Garner added.
Boyden, born in Cumberland, Wis., served in World War I and earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
He retired from the executive search business in 1972, but continued to act as a consultant for Boyden until 1986.
After the death in 1979 of his wife of 56 years, Catherine, Boyden remarried and moved to Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; a stepdaughter, Susan; and a sister.